Normally some of us would be off to the New Wine United Conference at about this time of year. Sadly this year both national gatherings have been cancelled. Instead, the conference is going online under the heading of United Breaks Out. Watch the video to find out a bit more about how we are getting involved here in Swithland:
United Breaks Out will run from the evening of Thursday 30th July through to Midday on Monday 3rd August. A full programme of events can be found here
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Leonard’s Church met this week (1st July 2020) to consider the feasability of re-opening for public worship under the government’s guidlines which come into force on 4th July. After careful consideration, it was the view of the PCC that, for the time being, we would not be able to open for public worship in a way that can safely accommodate all those who would like to attend. Therefore, we will be remaining closed for both public worship and private prayer throughout the whole of July and August. The PCC will be meeting again in August to give further consideration to the matter with a view to re-opening in September.
During the continued closure we will, of course, be continuing with our daily online services of Sunday Worship and Morning Prayer. Information on accessing these services can be found on the events & services page of our website. https://stleonardsswithland.org/events/
We will be able to offer small weddings (with a maximum guest capacity of twenty). In order to safely accommodate these weddings, the Church building will be placed into 72 hour quarantine periods both before and after the wedding takes place.
We would like to thank the congregation and the community for their continue support of the church in these difficult and unprecedented times. As you can imagine, this has had an impact on our financial situation too and we would like to thank all those who have been able to contribute to the ongoing mission and ministry of the Church during the Covid pandemic. Further donations can be made by visiting our donation page. https://stleonardsswithland.org/donate/
After the chaos of zoom church this morning, we met again this evening for a service of Evening Prayer. The service was led by Revd Colin Resch and the preacher, Mr Edmund Stacey. I do hope you enjoy the recording.
Here is this morning’s recording of Sunday Worship for Swithland and Mountsorrel. We had significant zoom connection issues this morning, so if you were one of those who were not able to join us live, you can follow the service here.
It was lovely to see so many of you at Zoom Church this morning. For those who were not able to join us, here is the recording of the service. The hymns have been omitted for copyright reasons. Our preacher this morning was Revd Darren Walker. The service was led by Revd Colin Resch.
Watch our Easter Celebration service as St Leonard’s Church, Swithland joined with Christ Church & St Peter’s Church, Mountsorrel to celebrate the resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. The hymns have been missed out for copyright reasons. Please accept our apologies for the quality of sound on Reverend Colin’s microphone – we don’t really know what went wrong there. We were going to edit out the first five minutes of video, but found it such a joy to listen to, so we left it in. Enjoy.